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Why Visit Cambridge and Stay with us

Cambridge is historic, cultured and beautiful. Its famed cultural heritage makes it one of the UK’s leading tourist destinations. The city showcases ancient architecture, abundant history, quaint passages and bridges, and lovely meadows. It also boasts a vibrant international student atmosphere plus lively pubs.

Officially formed in 1974, modern Cambridge means literally ‘Bridge over the Cam’ – denoting the river that forms the city’s spinal column. The city’s world-famous university presents a haven of historic buildings – including the Gothic masterpiece that is King’s College Chapel, Queen’s College and Trinity College.

Biking is popular in flat Cambridgeshire; one in four residents cycle to work. The city is bisected by over 80 miles of cycle lanes. Various bus services link five helpful Park and Ride sites.

Cambridge offers shoppers everything they might possibly want. There’s the open-air bustle of the city’s weeklong market and Saturday’s al-fresco All Saint’s Garden Art and Craft Market, as well as boutiques and independent shops. High-street brands, designer labels and shopping centres compete for your attention.

The annual ‘Summer in the City’ programme showcases various outdoors musical performances. The Cambridge Literary Festival promotes reading. Strawberry Fair transforms Midsummer Common into a visual extravaganza. The Folk Festival is world famous; there’s an ever-popular Beer Festival; and a magical Secret Garden Party. The Cambridge Shakespeare Festival offers a programme of Elizabethan drama.

Visit our Cambridge hotel as a short break or holiday destination

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